Borderway Primestock Sale

2nd March 2020

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 2ND March Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock. This included an entry of 484 cast cows & bulls and prime cattle, and 2014 prime and cast sheep.

PRIME BULLS – A much larger entry of 120 bulls were forward, although the offering was a plainer show, trade was dearer on the week. Topping the sale was a British Blue from Messrs MN Jewitt, Gracies Farm, Barnard Castle selling to £1797.03 to Bowland Foods. Simmentals met a fantastic trade with Messrs Lowry, New Steadings Farm, Lanark selling to £1688.40 to Mr Les Fell. British Blues topped the pence per kilo at 243.5ppk from Messrs Jewitt. TW Hunter, Upper Brydekirk, Annan also sold a British Blue to 231.5ppk to Mr Fell.

Prime Bulls leading prices per head:  British Blue £1797 Gracies Farm, £1643, £1533, Upper Brydekirk, £1265 Bectonhall, £1215, £1208, £1199, £1184, £1122 Hayclose, £1173, £1162 Randalinton Farm, £1173 Justicetown Farm, £1143 Wydon Farm, Simmental £1688, £1392 New Steadings Farm, £1551 Kirtleton House, £1456 Dumbretton Farm, £1393 Cleughbrae, Charolais £1546 South Bowerhouses, Hereford £1434, £1157 Randalinton, £1126 South Lambhill, Limousin £1425 Prospect House, £1401, £1389 The Yett, £1270 Bectonhall, £1222 Cleughbrae Farm, £1212, £1188, £1169, £1142 Mirkbooths, £1188, £1078 Aldermanseat, £1150 Hayclose, Aberdeen Angus £1165, £1092, £1055,£1052, £1022 Fauldie, £1161, £1075, £1053 Down Hall, £1147 Dockray Hall, £1118 Druidhall, £1112 Stubbyknowe, Holstein Friesian £1141 Bectonhall, £1106, £1037 Randalinton Farm, £1101, £1062 Prospect House, £1036 Old Church, £1023 Windy Hill, £1015 Blackrigg, Friesian £1088, £1002, £948, £921 Albyfield, £1054, £924 Fauldie, £1015, £1005, £1003 South Lambhill, £973, £940, £920 The Flatt, £971 Croft House, Holstein £916, £887 Stubbyknowe, £890 Musgrave Hall

Prime Bulls leading prices per kilo: British Blue 243.50p Gracies Farm, 231.50p, 214.50p Upper Brydekirk, 199.50p Wydon Farm, Limousin 197.50p Prospect House, 197.50p Cleughbrae Farm, 192.50p, 191.50p The Yett, 189.50p Aldermanseat Farm, 182.50p, 180.50p Mirkbooths, Simmentals 187.50p Cleughbrae, 183.50p, 167.50p New Steadings Farm, 179.50p Hayclose, Aberdeen Angus 185.50p, 173.50p Druidhall, Friesian 166.50p, 163.50p South Lambhill, 165.50p, 163.50p Albyfield, 163.50p Croft House, Hereford 166.50 Randalinton Farm, 158.50p South Lambhill, Holstein Friesian 162.50p, 154.50p Windy Hill, 161.50p Bectonhall, 161.50p, 156.50p Prospect House, 158.50p Justicetown Farm, 154.50p Lodge Farm, 154.50p Randalinton Farm, Holstein 152.50p, 147.50p Stubbyknowe, 149.50p, 147.50p Musgrave Hall

CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE – A larger show of 306 cast cows were forward to a smaller ringside of buyers, however trade was up on the week.

Messrs Stevenson & Son, Lower Langshaw Farm run of cows topped at 950kg, 146.5ppk or £1391 for a Charolais cow, selling to Messrs Roberts. Messrs Goldie, South Bowerhouses run of Charolais cows topped at 756kg, 168.5ppk or £1273 to Mr Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Coates, Rainscar sold a British Blue cross cow for 719kg, 168.5ppk or £1211 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Gwynne, Castlewigg Farm sold the top prices Simmental cow for 744kg, 162.5ppk or £1209 to Mr Sean McGimpsey. Messrs Priestley, Cracrop Farm sold the top priced Limousin cow for 682kg, 169.5ppk or £1155 to Mr Les Fell. Messrs Armour, Milton Farm sold the top priced Aberdeen Angus cow for 783kg, 141.5ppk or £1107 again to Mr Fell.

All classes of Dairy cows were in great demand, with Messrs Martin, Tempest tower selling the top priced Holstein cross cow for 862kg, 127.5ppk or £1099 to Dovecote Park. Messrs Jackson & Sons, Lingstubbs Farm sold the top priced British Friesian cow for 806kg, 133.5ppk or £1076 also to Dovecote Park. Bays Leap Dairy Farm run of cows topped at 831kg, 128.5ppk or £1067 for a Swedish Red to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Mitchell & Son, Mirkbooth run of Holstein cross cows topped at 875kg, 121.5ppk or £1063 again to Dovecote Park. Messrs Wilson, Evening Hill Farm run of Holstein cross cows topped at 840kg, 125.5ppk or £1054 once again to Dovecote Park.

Due to an ever increasing demand for Cast Cows at Carlisle, all classes are required for sale on Monday, with over 20 buyers around the ringside every week ensuring a very competitive trade around.

Leading Cast Cow Prices per Head: Charolais £1391 Lower Langshaw Farm, £1273 South Bowerhouse, British Blue £1211 Rainscar, £1102 Aikton House, £1092 Winterhope Farm, Simmental £1209, £1040 Castlewigg Farm, Limousin £1155, £1105 Cracrop Farm, £1088 Shield Green, £1084 Ridley Farm, £1059 Oakwoodhill, £1053, £1000 Stotsfold Farm, £1002 Low Flow, Aberdeen Angus £1107 Milton Farm, £1091 Dumbretton Farm, £1015 Mossband Hall, Holstein Friesian £1099 Tempest Tower, £1063 Mirkbooths, £1054, £937 Evening Hill Farm, £944, £986, £940 Chalk Lodge, £986 Berrier Head, £971 Milton Farm, £964 Dockray Hall, £953 Gamerigg Farm, £953 Mirkbooths, £946 Greigsland, £945 Nutholm, £942 Oulton Grange, £939 Lodge Farm, £917 New House Farm, £903 High Plains, Friesian £1076 Lingstubbs Farm, £1010, £958 Gelt Hall, Sweedish Red £1067 Bays Leap Farm, Devon Red £1052 High House, £1006 Monk House, Holstein £969 Evening Hill, £964 Berrier Head, £937, £920 Blencogo House, £927 Bolton Cottage, Galloway £937 Kilnstown Farms, Beef Shorthorn £929 Bays Leap Farm, Jersey £549, £500 Bays Leap Farm

Leading Cast Cow Prices per Kilo: Limousin 170.50p Ridley Farm, 169.50p, 159.50p Cracrop Farm, 162.50p Oakwoodhill, 149.50p Nilston Rigg, 143.50p Stotsfold, 142.50p Winterhope, 142.50p The Beeches, 140.50p Shield Green, British Blue 168.50p Rainscar, 163.50p Winterhope, 157.50p How Burn, Charolais 168.50p South Bowerhouses, Simmental 162.50p Castlewigg Farm, Hereford 165.50p Hunters Hall, Devon Red 150.50p High House, Holstein Friesian 149.50p Berrier Head, 146.50p Waingate Head, 143.50p Tarn Lodge, 137.50p,129.50p, 127.50p Smalmstown Farm, 134.50p Greigsland, 129.50p Breckney Hill, 129.50p,128.50p, 121.50p Chalk Lodge, 128.50p Ashfield Laversdale,127.50p Tempest Tower, 126.50p Oulton Grange, 126.50p Gamerigg Farm, 125.50p,121.50p Mirkbooths, 125.50p Evening Hill Farm, 121.50 Newton Field, 121.50p High Plains, Holstein 146.50p, 121.50p Blencogo House Farms, 124.50p Evening Hill Farm, Aberdeen Angus 141.50p Milton Farm, 140.50p Dumbretton, Beef Shorthorn 136.50p,131.50p Bays Leap Farm, Saler 135.50p Kilnstown Farm, Friesian 134.50p, 130.50p Gelt Hall, 134.50p Middle Farm, 134.50p Croft House, 133.50p Lingstubbs Farm, 129.50p King Hill, 126.50p Crownstone Farm, 126.50p High House, 122.50p Whitehead Hill Farm, Galloway 133.50p Kilnstown Farm, 127.50p High Lodore Farm, Montbeliarde 128.50p Groundy Croft, Sweedish Red 128.50p Bays Leap Farm, Gelbvieh 126.50p The Grove, Whitebred Shorthorn 125.50p Eland Hall Farm, Shorthorn 123.50p Bays Leap Farm, 120.50p Parton Farm, Highland 101.50p Eland Hall Farm, Long Horn 99.50p Monk Farm, Jersey 95.50p, 91.50p Bays Leap Farm

Leading Cast Bull Prices per Head: Limousin £1381 Low Flow, £1237 The Grove.

Leading Cast Bull Prices per Kilo: Limousin 172.50p Low Flow, 169.50p The Grove, Saler 148.50p The Grove.

PRIME CATTLE – A good show of 58 prime cattle were on offer, with Messrs Bowe, Bothel Park run of cattle topping at 8143kg, 224.5ppk or £1825 for a Blonde x to Pioneer Foods. Messrs Crichton, Loughrigg Farm sold the top prices Limosuin x bullock for 748kg, 209.5ppk or £1567 also to Pioneer Foods. Messrs Wilson, Petteril Hill Farm sold a Limousin cross bullock for 757kg, 203.5ppk or £1540 again to Pioneer Foods, and a Limousin x heifer for 666kg, 216.5pk or £1441 to Blackbrow Abattoir. Messrs Goldie, South Bowerhouses run of Charolais heifers topped at 703kg, 200.5ppk or £1409 to Pioneer Foods. Mr William Miller, High Aketon run of outstanding Limousin cross heifers sold for 229.5ppk, 226.5ppk, 225.5ppk and 224.5ppk, all purchased by David Whaite. Messrs Story, Newbiggin Farm run of Limousins topped at 220.5ppk and 219.5ppk for heifers and to 213.5ppk for a bullock. Messrs Wilson, Low Farm run of heifers topped at 219.5ppk twice for British Blues to Rob Medcalf.

Leading Prices per Head:
Steers: Blonde
£1825 Bothel Parks, Limousin £1567, £1468 Loughrigg Farm, £1540, £1400 Petteril Hill Farm, £1539 Bothel Parks, £1498, £1468 Lords Close, £1452, £1428 Newbiggin Farm, £1424, £1422 Hoddamtown, British Blue £1485, £1406 The Lake.

Heifers: Limousin £1441, £1380 Petteril Hill Farm, £1325 High Aketon, Charolais £1409 South Bowerhouses.

Leading Prices per Kilo:
Blonde 224.5p Bothel Parks, Limousin 213.5p, 209.5p, 207.5p, 203.5p Newbiggin Farm, 213.5p, 204.5p Lords Close, 209.5p Loughrigg Farm, 208.5p, 205.5p Bothel Parks, 205.5p Hoddamtown, 203.5p Glebe Farm, 203.5p Petteril Hill Farm, British Blue 203.5p The Lake.

Heifers: Limousin 229.5p, 226.5p (x2), 225.5p, 224.5p, 219.5p High Aketon, 220.5p, 219.5p, 213.5p, 209.5p (x2) Newbiggin Farm, 218.5p, 216.5p Petteril Hill Farm, 218.5p, 215.5p Low House, British Blue 219.5p (x2), 218.5p Low Farm, Charolais 207.5p South Bowerhouses.

For more information regarding entries of Cast and Prime Cattle sales at Borderway please contact David Holliday 07710 189804 or Grant Anderson 07872 129274.

PRIME HOGGS – A mixed show of 1788 prime hoggs forward at Borderway, with 38% of these being hill bred lambs and Mules. Trade was very similar on the week with heavy hoggs seen to be sharper once more. The sale topped at £151 for a pair of outstanding heavy hoggs shown by Messrs Toppin, Basco Dyke, Penrith which sold to Mr G Lomax. Topping the pence per kilo at 311.7ppk was a fabulous pen of Beltex from Messrs A & A Little, Hollands, Penton, which sold to Mr A Dawson. Hill hoggs sold to £118.80 for a cracking pen of Cheviots from Messrs W & ME Paisley, Micklethwaite Farm, Wigton and to 247.4ppk again for Cheviots from Messrs Dempster, Castlehill, Lockerbie.  Mules to £110 for pens from T & AT Bowman, Brampton Fell and Messrs TK & E Story, Jackson Rigg, Longtown. A pen of 35 from Messrs PR & LR Hunter, Stoneraise Place, Wigton sold to 232.6ppk.

Leading Prices per head: Texel £151, £141, £140, £138 Basco Dyke, £137.80 Branch End Farm, £136.80 (x2) Stanley House, £135.80, £133, £131.80 Weary Hall Style, £134.80, £130 Jackson Rigg, £133.80, £130 Parkhead Farm, £132.80 The Bog, £132.80 Wolsty Farm, £132.80 High House, £131.80 (x2), £130 Newhall Farm, Beltex £137.80 Shank Castle, £129, £122.80 Castlehill, £127.80, £121.80, £120 Hollands, £120 High House, Dutch Texel £137.80 Ashfield, £129, £117.80, £116.80, £115.80 (x2), £114.30 Flimby Hall, Valais Blacknose £135.80 Newhall Farm, Millenium Bleu £128.80 Stanley House, Suffolk £120 Jackson Rigg, £117 Stoneraise Place, £112.80 Hayclose, Hill Cheviot £118.80, £116.80, £110 Micklethwaite Farm, £113.80, £107.80 Castlehill, £111, £102 Woodhousehill, Dorset £115.80 Low Tarns, Blackfaced £111, £108, £106, £105 Smalmstown, Greyfaced £110, £106, £104 Brampton Fell, £110, £105.80 Jackson Rigg, £107, £102.50, £100 Stoneraise Place, £104.80 Blue Dial Farm, £104 Mirkbooths, £103.80 Church Farm, £103 Branch End Farm, £102.30 Town End Farm, £100 Hollands, £100 Reaygarth.

Leading Prices per kilo: Beltex 311.7p, 297.1p, 285.2p, 279.1p, 264.1p Hollands, 307.7p High House, 303.5p, 292.4p Castelhill, 267.8p, 246.4p (x2) Shank Castle, Texel 302.5p, 302.4p, 300p, 295.5p, 290.2p, 284.9p, 281.8p, 276.6p, 274.6p, 272.1p Newhall Farm, 300p, 278.6p  Cardewlees Farm, 300p, 275.1p Stoneraise Place, 288.4p, 278.6p Blue Dial Farm, 281.1p Church Farm, 278.5p, 275.1p Basco Dyke, 274p Laws Hall, Dutch Texel 270.8p, 259.6p, 249p, 248.1p, 240.6p Flimby Hall, Hill Cheviot 247.4p, 231.8p Castlehill, 238.4p, 237.6p, 236.6p Micklethwaite Farm, 237.2p Woodhousehill, Blackfaced 240.9p, 238.6p, 235.7p, 234.8p, 228.9p Smalmstown, 233.8p Laws Hall, Millenium Bleu 238.5p Stanley House, Greyfaced 232.6p, 230.3p Stoneraise Place, 231.1p Mirkbooths, 228p, 226.1p Brampton Fell Farm, 225.7p Church Farm, 222.4p Town End Farm, 222.2p Hollands, 220.4p Jackson Rigg, Swaledale 220p Church Farm.

CAST EWES & RAMS – A larger show of cast ewes and rams were forward. Trade for all classes was exceptional and averaged £100.50 for all types. Topping the trade was a staggering £187.50 for a Texel ewe from Messrs Brough, The Croft. Suffolk ewes from the same home also sold to £182.50, and Mules sold to £137.50 from Messrs Beaty, Stonewalls. Pens of Swaledales sold to £93.50, and £90 from Messrs Fisher, Reaygarth.

Rams took the greatest lift on the week, selling to £144.50 for a Texel from Messrs Toppin, Basco Dyke, and a Leicester ram to £143.50. Rams averaged £126 for all classes.

Many more prime and cast sheep are required, with the ringside of buyers increasing, vendors are encouraged to take advantage of the outstanding trade.

Cast Ewe Leading Prices per head: Texel £187.50 The Croft, £157.50, £135.50 Blue Dial Farm, £149.50, £137.50, £128.50 Dalveen, £147.50, £140.50 Springfield, £139.50 Roe Farm, £136.50, £122.50 East Foreshields, £135.50 (x2), £134.50 (x2) Desoglin, £125 Far Brownrigg, Suffolk £182.50 The Croft, £171.50, £139.50 Shaw Wood, £146.50 Sheepfields, Charollais £164.50, £158.50 Springfield, £130 Leigh Croft, Dutch Texel £149.50 Ashfield, Beltex £145.50, £144.50 Castlehill, Greyfaced £137.50 Stonewalls, £128.50 Church Farm, £127.50 Reaygarth, £111.50 Netherton, Cheviot Mule £130.50 Stonewalls, Dorset £115.50, £102.50 (x2) Ellwood Croft, Swaledale £93.50, £90, £75.50, £70 Reaygarth, £73.50 Flimby Hall, Hill Cheviot £92.50 Castlehill.

Cast Ram Leading Prices per head: Texel £144.50, £122.50 Basco Dyke, £132.50 High House, £110.50, Leicester £143.50, Zwartbles £138.50 Sheepfields.

For Cast and Prime sheep sales enquires at Borderway please contact James Little 07872 840685.